Edition Sizes for non-Base Set Commons, excluding rewards, in the regular season will all fall between 10-20K per Moment. There will be no more than 157 regular season Moments across these sets excluding rewards.
As we’ve said before and will continue to emphasize throughout Series 3, Common Moments are meant to be accessible to all. By defining Edition Sizes rigidly around 3-Star rookies and Top Shot debuts, we give you, the collector, information to make informed decisions upfront.
Now the fun part… Here’s a first look at the sets we plan to include throughout the season:
Early on in the NBA season, we plan to debut a brand new Common set featuring the first LE Moments for many key players who changed teams this offseason.
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As it turns out, Top Shot shut down gifting for quite some time and suddenly brought it back on April 8. With these updates come more strict policies to gift. These policies include owning 20 or more moments and having a moment for at least seven days.
Another qualification to gift is to have an account and make your first purchase at least 30 days prior.
While this may seem confusing to some Top Shot is simply trying to prevent multiple accounts from being run by the same user. Doing so would create that user to monopolize the market if they worked it the right way.
It seems like more of a headache, but they are doing this to eliminate bots and users controlling much of the market.
Market is Crashing
This was one of the fears everybody had: market crashing.
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This does not include appearances by current players in historical sets.
We will mint no more than 132 Editions in the Legendary sets in Series 3, historical content and rewards notwithstanding.
Our first Legendary set of Series 3 will start off with a bang. Around the holidays we will be releasing our first historical Legendary set with a focus on Christmas Day games of yesteryear. Maintaining the name Deck the Hoops from Series 2, we will venture back to a dedicated time period for memorable performances.
We anticipate this to be one of the most exciting drops of the year and the narrow focus on Christmas games allows us to give you all exciting plays from league history without dipping into content that overlaps with future Run It Back sets.
Appearing throughout the regular season will be one of the most exciting first-time sets in Series 3. This set will consist of multiple drops, featuring a small number of new Moments curated specifically by current or former NBA greats, fitting a drop-specific theme chosen by the players themselves.
Often these drops will be accompanied by a reward from the headlining player, including ones they self-select as their own favorites.
Lastly, we plan to have a slimmed down Common 2022 NBA Playoffs set. This set will have a maximum of 82 Moments (including rewards) covering every round of the playoffs.
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The “CC+” means that the Edition Size could grow over time if necessary, to ensure we have enough for packs. Of course, in this case, the Edition Size would only grow beyond 60,000 if our collector base grows enough to justify the increase.
We are starting with a higher mint count than Series 2 for several reasons:
- We want to limit the number of times that we have to raise the CC+ cap while also making sure that as the number of people collecting Moments grows, we have a set that can provide a suitable entry point for all new collectors.
- By starting at what we think is a more fully baked number, the packs will come with serial numbers spanning the whole duration of the season instead of having the lower serial numbers frontloaded in the early part of the season.
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There is still a possibility of other sets in each tier during the series, but the per player maximums and total amount minted are caps that any other content will be constrained by.
Where Edition Sizes are included already, we have full confidence to etch it in stone. Meanwhile, for other sets, we are still evaluating our options but will remain within the ranges we have set for each tier.
As you may have noticed in the above, rewards are being considered in the discussion around sets. During Series 3 we anticipate that we will house many rewards in specific sets instead of in Fandom tier.
The total limits described above pertain to Moments distributed through drops and thus exclude rewards. This is a departure from Summer 2021, but a return to the Series 1 and 2 model.
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This means that collectors should see a healthy mix of high and low serial numbers in Base Set packs all season long.
Throughout the year, we will have other Common Sets that allow us to tell unique stories of the season through specific types of Moment™ collectibles.
For other Common regular season sets (non-Base Set), players will have no more than two Moments in drops and one Moment as a reward.
These numbers are specific to the 2021-22 NBA Season and not Series 3 as a whole to the extent there are Series 3 historical drops (some of which are outlined below). We will provide updates around historical content as soon as we have updates to provide.
The Base Set has been and will continue to be the most wide-ranging set in the Top Shot ecosystem. After clocking in at 533 Moments in Series 2, the Base Set will see no more than 519 Moments in Series 3.
Bear in mind that the 2021-22 campaign will be 82 games long, up from 72 in 2020-21. There is a limit of two Base Set Moments per player.
As far as Edition Sizes go, we will have a two-pronged approach for LE and CC+. LE stands for Limited Edition and means that the count will not grow in the future.
That’s a ridiculous amount, and Top Shot has revolutionized the world of collectibles in a short period of time.
In fact, the latest fad is ‘blossoming’.
“This space is blossoming. It combines an NBA fanbase that is worldwide. It combines an already established community of collectors. All of these different things combined together met the moment for NBA Top Shot.” (via @SportTechie’s State of the Industry) pic.twitter.com/kIozrqvfc8
— NBA Top Shot (@nbatopshot) April 8, 2021
While they have received some heat as of late- we’ll get into that next- collectors are still swarming and buzzing with excitement.
NBA Top Shot has hit some snags
With something of this magnitude, there are always going to be hiccups. For Top Shot, the turn of the calendar year has been full of such hiccups.
A week after the very first NBA Top Shot pack drop of Series 3, we have another massive drop on Friday, November 12th at 11 am PST. The second release of the series will be more accessable than the first, and the release features 36 all-new moments, highlighted by some exciting rookie debuts. Let’s take a look at what to expect in this drop.
NBA Top Shot Pack Drop Info and Time | Series 3, Release 2
Total Packs: 350,000 available for purchasePrice: $9Moments Per Pack: 3 (3 x common Base Set)Pack Drop Time: Friday, Nov.
We do still anticipate that Fandom tier will be a meaningful part of Top Shot, but found that having rewards in sets worked better for many purposes. That said, Showcase Challenges with flexible requirements will likely remain a consistent part of the Series 3 experience.
Any non-rookie can be used up to three times in the Fandom tier while rookies can be used twice in this tier.
We hope you find this information helpful and informative as we embark on Series 3. Until next time, happy collecting.
*Edition Sizes of Challenge Rewards may vary
**We are committed to this roadmap.
Of course, there are extreme circumstances in which plans might need to change.